16. November 2021

Why we choose Cloudways for WooCommerce hosting

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To self-host or not

One of the main drawbacks with choosing an open source eCommerce platform such as WooCommerce or Magento is the need to host your site yourself, manage security, operating system updates and infrastructure, to ensure your online store can cope with traffic loads and spikes (such as on over Black Friday).

Here are our top 5 reasons why we exclusively use Cloudways at Tiger Digital to host our clients' WooCommerce websites (and this one ahem):

☁️ Cloudways offers a variety of cloud providers to choose from (Vultr Digital Ocean, Linode, GCP, AWS), and add their 'interface' to the servers you rent. Although they don't provide Root access to the servers, you get the right amount of access without having to worry about server operating system/security upgrades.

☁️ Cloudways Breeze plugin gives you instant site caching, ands connects to their Varnish and Memcached caching options, preconfigured to work with WooCommerce.

☁️ For stores where we expect large traffic spikes, choosing a AWS as the provider allows us to upscale and downscale servers to meet demand. Note: For other server providers, you can only upscale.

☁️ Cloudways has a nifty site staging and cloning feature, allowing us to easily test changes on a development/staging site before we deploy the changes to live.

☁️ Cloudways provides 24/7 live chat support. You never want to have to request support, but when the inevitable happens, they're just a couple of clicks away!

Cloudways server management portal
Cloudways intuitive server management interface

Get 40% OFF for 4 months, on all Cloudways hosting plans this Black Friday

For anyone looking to signup to Cloudways this Black Friday, they're offering a sweet 40% OFF any hosting plan for 4 months this year! Use the discount code + link below to take advantage of this deal.

Offer: 40% OFF for 4 Months on all hosting plans
Promo Code: BFCM2021
Validity Date: 23rd November 2021 until 1st December 2021
Link: https://www.cloudways.com/en